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Freshman trotting colts and fillies are set to wage war in five Ohio Sires Stakes harness racing divisions on Friday night, August 21 at Scioto Downs. First race post time is 6:30 pm, ET. Ohio-registered stallions represented in these five divisions include seven by Uncle Peter, six each by My MVP and Triumphant Caviar and four by Cash Hall. Break The Bank K, Coraggioso, Deep Chip and Southwind Spirit are each represented by two foals each while the stallions And Away We Go, Broadway Hall, Dontyouforgetit, Full Count, Southwind Spirit, Spring Goal, Stormin Normand, Winning Fireworks and Wishing Stone are all represented by one foal each. A total of 39 trotters will vie in OSS events; 23 trotting fillies and 16 trotting colts. The trio of $40,000 races for 2-year-old trotting fillies includes OSS divisional leader Herculisa, who captured all three previous OSS legs in 1:58.1, 1:56.2 and 1:56.1 for the Jesmeral Stable and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. This undefeated, four-time winning daughter of My MVP with earnings of $61,812 leaves from post four in Race Two with Brett Miller at the lines. Merry Ann, a daughter of My MVP, leaves from post five in Race 11 for driver Chris Page and trainer Ronnie Burke. Merry Ann, who is second in the OSS standings, captured OSS Legs Two and Three in 1:57.4 and 1:56 for owners Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi. This homebred has $75,200 in earnings from three wins and two seconds in five starts. Third in the OSS standings, Swizzle Hanover, starts from post five in Race One for driver Mike Wilder and trainer-owner Randy Bendis and co-owner Reed Broadway. The daughter of Uncle Peter captured Legs One and Two in 1:57.1 and 1:57.4 and has career earnings of $51,575 from two wins and a second in four tries. Celebrate With Me, fourth in the standings, starts from post six in Race One with Kurt Sugg driving for trainer Marty Wollam and co-owner Toni Dean. The Full Count filly, who was bred by Marvin Raber, captured Leg Two in 1:56.4 and sports a bankroll of $58,622 from two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts. A Doll Face, fifth in the standings, starts from post seven in Race Two for driver-trainer Kayne Kauffman and owner Doug Millard. Bred by Spring haven Farm, the Dontyouforgetit distaff captured Leg One in 1:59.4 and has $33,704 in earnings from four starts, with a win and a second to her credit. Sitting sixth in the standings is My Jazz, who captured Leg Three in 1:57.1. for trainer Jason McGinnis and Thestable My Jazz Group. The bay daughter by My MVP has $50,300 in lifetime earnings from two wins and a third in five starts and leaves from post six in Race 11 for driver Anthony McDonald. More Spirit, eighth in the standings, has Danny Noble driving from post eight in Race 11 for trainer Charlie Myrick. Owned by the Second Chance Stable, More Spirit is a bay lass by Southwind Spirit who took Leg One in 1:59.3. Bred by Dublin Valley Farm, this filly has amassed $24,800 thus far in her career. In the two $50,000 OSS divisions for trotting colts, Fire Cross, second in the standings, vies from post six in Race Six for driver Chris Lems and trainer Ryan Miller. This gelded son of Triumphant Caviar captured Leg Three in 1:58.1 for owners Miller, Horseplay Racing, Hayes and Darmofal and has $43,480 in his coffers. Street Gossip, third in the standings, took Leg Two in 1:57 for Carl Howard and the Jesmeral Stable. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., the Cash Hall gelding has posted two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts with $44,714 in earnings and leaves from post seven in Race Ten with Brett Miller at the controls. Panzano, fourth in the OSS standings, notched his OSS victory in Leg Three, timed in 1:58.3 for the Spaaartners and trainer Chris Beaver. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., drives the Coraggioso youngster from post seven in Race Six. Panzano has career earnings of $42,520. Trainer Chris Beaver harnesses Winning Ticket from post five in Race Six for owners Beaver, Zeehandelar, Homan and Burnett. This Triumphant Caviar colt captured Leg Two in 1:57.1 and has $43,000 in earnings from two wins in four starts. Aaron Merriman is slated to drive Winning Ticket, who is sixth in the OSS standings. Shouldaknownbetter, seventh in the standings, leaves from post eight in Race Six for driver Brett Miller and trainer Brett Davis. Owned by Shane Arsenault, the gelded son of Deep Chip took Leg One in 1:58.2 and has $26,398 in earnings from two wins and a second in six starts. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Four-Star Flash set a new Northfield Park track record for 2-year-old pacing colts of 1:51.4 en route to a harness racing victory in the fourth round of Ohio Sires Stakes on a breezy Monday night, Aug. 17 at Northfield Park. The bay colt smashed the previous record set by Lather Up of 1:52.2 in the first of two $50,000 contests. Just a few races later, 3-5 Heart Of Chewbacca broke that record by two ticks, scoring in 1:51.2 for Danny Noble. The black son of Bring On The Beach-Jt's Chewbacca-Four Starzzz Shark is trained by Ronnie Burke for Dennis Owens and Norman Rae Racing. It was the colt's second straight OSS victory, as he had won Leg Three on Aug. 8 in 1:51.1 at Scioto Downs. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, this speedy youngster now has $89,375 in his career bank account. Charlie May (8-5) was second for Brett Miller with 9-2 Hardt At Work notching show honors for trainer-driver Mike Micallef.   Four-Star Flash, a son of Western Vintage-Keladi Blue Chip-Bettor's Delight left the gate as the 4-5 favorite and was given a perfect steer by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., for trainer Brian Brown and owners Hutchison Harness, D. Wozniak, D. Van Dusen and Acadia Farms. This was the youngster's first pari-mutuel victory in five tries and pushed his bankroll to $42,500. He was bred by Marion Beachy. Caviart Sargent (Ryan Stahl) was second at 4-1 with Dontholdanythinbak (Brett Miller) third at 6-1.   Summer Touch captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies with Chris Page at the lines. Trained by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi, the freshmen daughter by Well Said-Real Touch-Real Desire covered the one mile in 1:52.2 as the 1-9 favorite. It was her fourth victory in five starts this season and pushed her career earnings to $105,000. Rainy Day Chic (Brett Miller) was second at 12-1 with Leave Her Wild (Mike Wilder) third at 30-1. Summer Touch had also won OSS Leg Two in 1:54.2 and Leg Three in 1:51.4.   She Knows It All responded to an excellent drive by Ryan Stahl as the 9-2 choice to capture the second OSS event for freshman side-winding distaffers. Jim Arledge, Jr., trains the bay daughter of Racing Hill-Cat Cora-Jenna's Beach Boy for Laura & Paul Baker, Z Tam Stables and Bill Sanders. It was She Knows It All's first career triumph in six starts and upper her coffers to $47,116. She was bred by Gbw Breeding Farm. Notwhatshesaid (Kurt Sugg) got up for second at 7-1 odds, while 4-5 favorite Pinknperfect (Chris Page) was third.   by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Sire Stakes

It was the Ron Burke and Chris Page harness racing show on Saturday night, Aug. 15 at MGM Northfield Park as the trainer-driver combo captured the first three Ohio Sires Stakes. It's Academic and driver Page captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting colts handily in 1:55.1. The son of Uncle Peter-Annapolis-Muscle Hill was the 1-5 favorite, hailing from the barn of Ronnie Burke and upped his seasonal earnings to $150,572 and career earnings to $279,574 for owners Burke Racing, Bill Donovan, Joe Sbrocco and the Hatfield Stables. Danny Noble steered Doubleyellowline (3-1) to second place money with 18-1 Bold Strategy getting up for third with Kurt Sugg aboard.   Page returned to score another OSS triumph with the 3-year-old pacing filly Crowntimerockette in 1:51.3. The daughter of Pet Rock, out of the Feelin Friskie mare Crown Time Keeper sat in the pocket behind the leader and eventual second-place finisher 3-5 PJ's Legacy (Ryan Stahl) before unleashing a hefty late kick to win at odds of 3-1. McMarkle Sparkle got up for third at 7-2 for driver Brett Miller. Crowntimerockette notched her sixth seasonal victory in 15 starts and pushed her earnings to $72,060 and her career earnings to $82,305 for Burke Racing, A. Schmucker, Jr. Weaver Bruscemi and L. Karr.   The Paige-Burke winning combo continued in the second OSS division for 3-year-old pacing fillies as 18-1 Rockngo BB scored in 1:53. Owned by Burke Racing, Frank Baldachino, Weaver Bruscemi and L. Karr, the brown daughter of Pet Rock, out of the Art's Chip mare Gingo BB picked up her second seasonal win in three tries and now has $29,750 in career earnings for her connections. Favorite (3-5) Artful Dancer was second for Danny Noble and 8-5 Ellagator notched show honors with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. at the controls.   Action Uncle, the 1-9 favorite, took the second OSS contest for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:55 for driver Brett Miller and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. The son of Uncle Peter-Action-Broadway, by Broadway Hall is now six for six on the season, with 2020 earnings of $166,500 for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. Yanks Dougout (21-1) was second for Kurt Sugg with Buxton (99-1) third for Danny Noble.   by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator  

A quartet of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman harness racing pacing colts and fillies will be contested on Monday night, Aug. 17 at Northfield Park, and will determine the starting fields for Super Night, scheduled for Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. First race post time at Northfield is 6 pm, ET. A total of 14 pacing fillies are set to vie, along with 13 pacing colts in these OSS contests. Ohio-registered stallions represented include six by Well Said, four by Racing Hill and two each by Domethatagain, McArdle, Nob Hill High, The Panderosa and Western Vintage. Stallions represented by one foal each include Arthur Blue Chip, Art Official, Bring On The Beach, Manhardt, Rockin Amadeus and Yankee Cruiser. The first OSS pacing filly division (Race 1) is the most competitive, with four previous OSS winners set to battle, including the multiple leg-winning Summer Touch, who captured Leg Two in 1:54.2 and Leg Three in 1:51.4. She will be joined by Leg One winner Lady Arthur (1:53.2), Leg One winner Leave Her Wild (1:55.1) and Leg Two winner Rainy Day Chic (1:54.1). Summer Touch The second OSS pacing filly division (Race 5) pits Leg One winner Winella Hanover (1:54.4) against Sentimental, who captured Leg One in 1:56.1 and Leg Two in 1:53.2. The first OSS division for pacing colts appears to be a wide-open event with no returning OSS winners. Barnard Hanover, a Ronnie Burke-trainee, will be the likely favorite via his 2nd and 3rd place finishes in previous OSS contests. The second pacing colt divisions sees a trio of previous leg winners in Hardt At Work, a Leg One winner in 1:55.1 and Leg Three winner in 1:52.2. In addition, Heart Of Chewbacca, impressive in his only OSS start captured Leg Three in 1:51.1, while Charlie May captured Leg One in 1:54.2 and Leg Two in 1:53. It appears that Ronnie Burke will have the favorite in each of these four divisions and have additional starters in each race too. Summer Touch is the likely favorite in the first filly event, with stablemate Free Thinker joining her in her quest for first place money. In the second filly division Burke harnesses likely favorite Winella Hanover along with stablemate Pinknperfect. Burke will also tighten the girth on Barnard Hanover in the first colt division, as well as likely favorite Heart Of Chewbacca and stablemate Hill Yeah in the second. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator

The undefeated Guinevere Hall kept her unblemished 2020 record intact and scored a new Scioto Downs track record of 1:53 in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night, Aug. 14. The daughter of Cash Hall was driven by Peter Wrenn for trainer Melanie Wrenn and is owned by the MT Pockets Stables of Pompano Beach, FL and David McDufee of Delray Beach, FL. This bay filly has scored triumphs in all four OSS legs. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, Guinevere Hall is the seventh foal out of the unraced Lindy Lane mare Garbo Hall and has a half-brother in the Conway Hall gelding Godspell Hall 1:55.4 ($38,301). Her career earnings now stand at $255,081 from eight wins in 15 career starts, with five of those triumphs coming in 2020. Guinevere Hall left the gate at odds of 1-2 from post six and bested 5-2 rival Kikimora (Mike Wilder) by a nose with 5-1 Lights Down Low (Tyler Smith) notching show honors. A Fancy Face proved uber-fancy as she trotted to a 1:53.4 victory in the second OSS contest. Driven by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke, the daughter of MY MVP left the gate as the 1-9 choice, besting 15-1 Lima Gold (Danny Noble) and the hard-trying 5-1 Globetrotting (Anthony MacDonald). Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, A Fancy Face pushed her lifetime earnings to $100,825 with this win, the fourth of her career in seven starts. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is the first foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi, and is a half-sister to the Ohio Sires Stakes winning 2-year-old filly A Doll Face (by Dontyouforgetit) 2, 1:59.4h ($33,704). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

A quartet of $50,000 fourth leg Ohio Sires Stakes harness racing divisions on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Northfield Park will determine the Championship fields for Super Night, set for Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. Thirteen sophomore trotting colts will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate while two six-horse fields of 3-year-old pacing fillies vie in the fourth round of the OSS series. Of the 13 trotters going postward, four are by Ohio-registered sire Uncle Peter and two each are by Break The Bank K and Triumphant Caviar. Stallions represented by one foal each in these contests include Dejarmbro, Full Count, Manofmanymissions, Winning Fireworks and Wishing Stone. In the first division (Race One) Doubleyellowline looks like the one to beat, leaving from post two with Danny Noble driving for trainer Bob Stewart and owners Norman Rae Racing and Deborah Noble of Xenia, Ohio. This gelded son of Uncle Peter has finished third twice in two previous OSS legs and owns a mark of 1:53.3 taken in a Scioto overnight. Bred by Franklin Farms, Doubleyellowline has $72,896 in career earnings and is the second foal out of the unraced Glidemaster mare Lady Glider, with a half-sister in Shezajarm (by Dejarmbro) 2, 2:15h ($13,786). Doubleyellowline currently sits sixth in the OSS standings. The second division (Race 11) bares watching as it pits the undefeated Action Uncle (post one, Brett Miller) against two-time OSS winner Yanks Dugout (post four, Kurt Sugg). The former is a son of Uncle Peter who has swept all three legs of this OSS division, and currently sits atop the OSS standings for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., Action Uncle has amassed $367,075 in career earnings. He is the first foal out of the Broadway Hall mare Action-Broadway 5, 1:52.3 ($1,102,073). The latter is a son of Triumpant Caviar, out of the Muscles Yankee mare Yansky who is trained by Edward Miller and has earned $89,973 for owners Ivan and Duke Sugg. Yanks Dugout, who is second in the OSS standings in this division, is the fourth foal out of his dam Yansky 3, 1:57f ($122,127) with half-siblings in Yanks Ball Girl (by Majestic Son) 4, 1:57f ($60,722) and Fashion Can Do It (by Cantab Hall) 3, 1:58.1f ($30,030). Twelve sophomore pacing fillies vie in two divisions with five of these distaffs sired by Pet Rock, while the following stallions are represented by one foal each: Big Bad John, Dragon Again, Feelin Friskie, McArdle, Mister big, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. In the first division (Race 2) two-time OSS winner and divisional leader PJ's Legacy leaves from post five with Ryan Stahl handling the lines for trainer Brian Brown. This daughter of Big Bad John captured OSS leg one in 1:52, with a 1:51.3 score at Northfield in Leg Two. The winner of $180,923 lifetime is owned by Jennifer Brown, Hutchison Harness, J. Ridder and M. Kantrowitz. Bred by Walter S. Fister of Kentucky, PJ's Legacy is out of the Jenna's Beach Boy mare Walstan's Lady p, 3, Q1:54.4f ($29,317). Also vying in this same division is McMarkle Sparkle (fourth in the standings), an OSS Leg One winner in 1:50.1 for trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. and owners Laura and Paul Baker, along with Shirley Levin's Penpaperpaige (third in the standings) who captured OSS Leg Two in 1:53.2 for trainer Jeff Smith. The standout in the second OSS division (Race 3) for sophmore pacing fillies is Artful Dancer, who leaves from post four with Danny Noble driving for trainer Steve Carter. The Yankee Cruiser lass captured OSS Leg Two in 1:52 for owners T. Carter, J. Mossbarger, Rich Lombardo and Josh Green, and owns a bank account of $201,588. Bred by Midland Acres, D and CC Drake, Artful Dancer is the first foal out of the Sportswriter mare Dancin Caroll 2, Q1:55.1f ($81,646). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old harness racing trotting fillies set to be held on Friday, Aug. 14 at Scioto Downs, will determine the field for the $300,000 Championships, set to be held at this same five-eighths mile venue on Sept. 5. This fourth leg of the series features 15 diagonally gaited distaffs, including three each sired by Triumphant Caviar and Uncle Peter, with two each being sired by Break The Bank K, Cash Hall and Manofmanymissions. As well, Ohio stallions represented by one foal each in these contests include Coraggioso, My MVP and Team Six. The undefeated Guinevere Hall looks to keep her unblemished 2020 record intact in the first OSS division (Race 3), leaving from post six for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn. This daughter of Cash Hall is owned by the MT Pockets Stables of Pompano Beach, FL and David McDufee of Delray Beach, FL. A winner of $134,181 in 2019, the bay filly has added $95,900 additional dollars to her coffers this season, including triumphs in all three previous OSS legs. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, Guinevere Hall is the seventh foal out of the unraced Lindy Lane mare Garbo Hall and has a half-brother in the Conway Hall gelding Godspell Hall 1:55.4 ($38,301). Kikimora, a winner of two previous OSS legs earlier this season, will leave from post one in this same division with Aaron Merriman at the helm for trainer Chris Beaver, who co-owns the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in partnership with breeder Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio. This speedy bay filly has career earnings of $257,516 lifetime, with $47,320 of those monies collected this season. Kikimora is the fourth foal out of the Chip Chip Hooray mare Nessa Rose 3, 1:57.1s ($38,829) with half-siblings in Evanora (by Pilgrims Taj) 3, 1:56.3h ($115,348); Ilianora (by Broadway Hall) 3, 1:56.2f ($56,522); and Theodora (by Stormin Normand) 2, 2:01.2h ($16,700). Thestable's Globetrotting's heads up the second OSS division (Race 8) from post eight for driver Anthony Macdonald and trainer Jason McGinnis. This Manofmanymissions lass has $193,207 in career earnings and captured her OSS Leg One in 1:55.1, before finishing a rough fifth in Leg Two and a solid fourth in Leg Three. Bred by Steiner Stock Farm, Globetrotting is the fifth and most prolific foal out of the Andover Hall mare Celebrity Deville 3, 1:54.3s ($338,744). She is a half-sister to Lima Cadillac (by Yankee Glide) 3, Q1:54.4f ($93,210); Lima Charisma (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:55.1f ($75,960); and Iwantmytwodollars (by Muscle Hill) 4, 1:57.1h ($47,456), among others. The other previous OSS leg winner in this same division is A Fancy Face, who starts from post five with Chris Page at the controls for trainer Ronnie Burke. This My MVP lass captured OSS Leg Three in 1:54.2 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is the first foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi, and is a half-sister to the Ohio Sires Stakes winning 2-year-old filly A Doll Face (by Dontyouforgetit) 2, 1:59.4h ($33,704). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Fire Cross notched his first career victory in a big way by taking the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old harness racing trotting colts on Monday night, August 10 at Northfield Park. The son of Triumphant Caviar scored his victory in a modest 1:58.1 with Chris Lems drivin for trainer Ryan Miller and owners Miller Racing Stable, Horseplace Racing Stable, M. Hayes and Darmofal Racing Enterprises. The brown gelding left the gate at odds of 15-1, with 5-2 Replica Hanover (Tyler Smith) holding on for second and 25-1 Tango With Me (Aaron Merriman) picking up third place money.   Bred by Steve Stewart, Fire Cross was third in OSS Leg One and second in Leg Two and pushed his career earnings to $43,480 with this maiden victory. The doggedly determined trotter is the fifth foal out of the Muscles Yankee Classical Mary 3, 1:55.2 ($207,811) and is a full brother to Frasier Ridge 4, 1:52.1f ($522,479) and has half-siblings in Guy Fox (by Glidemaster) 4, 1:55.2f ($143,656) and Willoughby (by Dejarmbro) 4,Q1:58.3f ($25,749). Panzano took the second OSS contest for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., in 1:58.3, also making his first career win a stakes victory. The son of Coraggioso is trained by Chris Beaver for the Spaaaartners of Ballston Spa, NY. The bay gelding was the 11-1 choice, with 5-2 Street Gossip (Brett Miller) getting up for second and 16-1 Triple M Storm (Ryan Stahl) grabbing show honors.   Panzano now has $42,520 in career earnings from four starts, one win, a second and a third. He finished second in OSS Leg One and fifth in Leg Two. Bred by Christopher Coyle, he is the first foal out of the SJ's Caviar mare Grace N Charlie 8, 1:55.4f ($225,830). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

Heart Of Chewbacca captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old harness racing pacing colts on Saturday night, Aug. 8 at Scioto Downs. The Ronnie Burke-trainee took the lead from the start for driver Danny Noble and never looked back, flying through fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:23.1 before unleashing a :28 final kick to score his third lifetime triumph in a blistering 1:51.1 (equalling the track record and setting a national seasons mark for a 2-year-old pacing colt on a five-eighths mile oval). The striking black colt by Bring On The Beach-Jt's Chewbacca-Four Starzzz Shark is owned by Dennis Owens and Norman Rae Racing and left the gate as the 1-9 favorite. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Heart Of Chewbacca now has $64,375 in career earnings. The gutsy I'm Sorry Man was second at 8-1 for Kayne Kauffman, while another Burke trainee, the 23-1 longshot Barnard Hanover, grabbed show honors with Chris Page driving. Hardt At Work and driver-trainer Mike Micallef got the best of 4-5 favorite Charlie May (Danny Noble) in the second OSS contest, clocked in a new lifetime mark of 1:52.2. Charlie May had led at nearly every step of the mile, but in the final strides Hardt At Work snuck up the inside to best his rival handily. Four-Star Flash, a 35-1 longshot, was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Owned by Brett Boyd Racing and Anthony Formosa, the son of Manhardt-River Bend Raider-Keystone Raider picked up career victory three in his fifth career starts. Bred by Gene L. Miller, Hardt At Work now has $65,500 in his bankroll. The brown gelding captured Leg One in 1:55.1 before finishing second in Leg Two to Charlie May. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

Five fields of fillies provided Northfield Park harness racing fans with sizzling miles, including a new track and world record clocking of 1:51.4 by Summer Touch, the 1-5 favorite in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on a lovely August 7 evening. The Ronnie Burke-trained daughter of Well Said-Real Touch-Real Desire was given a perfect steer by Chris Page as she captured her second OSS contest, having captured Leg Two on July 24 at Scioto Downs in 1:54.2. This homebred is owned by Burke Racing, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi. Rainy Day Chic, a 20-1 longshot was second for Brett Miller, followed by 45-1 longshot She Knows It All (Ryan Stahl) in third.   Ronnie Burke harnessed another filly--this one a trotter--to another track record performance and also equaled the world record for a 2-year-old trotting filly on a half-mile oval as Merry Ann trotted to a 1:56 clocking in the first of three $40,000 OSS events. The 1-9 favorite used a front-stepping performance with Chris Page in the sulky for owners Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi as she notched her third win in five tries. This homebred daughter by Southwind Spirit-Witty Girl-SJ's Photo also captured Leg Two in 1:57.4. I'malovelylady was second at 11-1 for Anthony MacDonald while 10-1 Ozma got up for third with Aaron Merriman doing the driving. Burke continued his dominance as his Pinknperfect captured the second $50,000 OSS for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:52.4, holding off a pair of determined rivals at the wire. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., steered the 7-1 daughter by Well Said-Pink Camo-Pine Valley for Burke Racing, S. Jefferis, J. Smith and Weaver Bruscemi as she captured her first OSS contest. Bred by Rtk Racing, Pinknperfect upped her career earnings to $37,500. Leave Her Wild was second for Mike Wilder at 3-1 while 9-5 Gucci was a close third for Aaron Merriman. My Jazz cruised to a front-end victory for driver Anthony MacDonald and trainer Jason McGinnis in 1:57.1, a new lifetime mark, in the second OSS division for 2-year-old trotting fillies. The daughter of My MVP, out of the Incredible Abe mare Loving Jazz left the gate at 3-1 odds, besting 45-1 rival I Am Winning (Brett Miller) easily and 10-1 Fiesty Pistol (Aaron Merriman) in late stretch. My Jazz, who was bred by Jake Wickey, Jr., had finished third in Leg One and fifth in Leg Two of this series. Herculisa captured the third OSS trotting test handily, looking much the best for driver Brett Miller as the 1-5 favorite and stopping the clock in 1:56.1. The daughter of My MVP, out of the Andover Hall mare Herculotte Hanover is owned by the Jesmeral Stable and trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr. She has won both previous OSS legs, in 1:58.1 and 1:56.2 and pushed her career earnings to $61,812 with this latest triumph. Herculisa was bred by Billy Walters, Joe McLead and Up Front Racing. Celebrate With Me (Kurt Sugg) was second best at 5-1 with 20-1 Ciao Baby Hall getting up for third with Aaron Merriman at the lines. by Kim Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator 

Twenty freshmen harness racing pacing colts are set to battle in two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes on Saturday, August 8 at Scioto Downs. This is the third round of the four-leg series for foals sired by an Ohio-registered stallions. First race post time is 6:30 pm, ET. Odds On Pick Six and I'm Sorry Man are previous leg winners who return in the first OSS division (Race 3). Trainer Melanie Wrenn will bridle up Odds On Pick Six for driver Peter Wrenn and Odds On Racing. This son of Racing Hill, out of the Somebeachsomewhere mare Beach Party Hill, captured Leg One at Scioto in 1:54.2, then finished second at Northfield to I'm Sorry Man by half a length in Leg Two. Bred by Tom Hill, Odds On Pick Six has amassed $80,450 and starts from post two. I'm Sorry Man hails from the Mark Rowe Stable for owner-breeder Matt Rowe and will start from post three with Kayne Kauffman at the lines. The son of Mr Apples-Ridge Jumper-Ironridge was third in Leg One before winning Leg Two impressively at Northfield on July 25 in 1:53.2. This bay gelding has $47,000 in his coffers from his win and two third place finishes in just four liftetime starts. Heart Of Chewbacca, who leaves from post six for trainer Ronnie Burke and driver Dan Noble, bears watching. The striking black colt by Bring On The Beach-Jt's Chewbacca-Four Starzzz Shark was plagued by breaking issues earlier this year but since transferring to the Burke Stable has rattled off a pair of impressive triumphs, with a 1:52.3 score on July 23 and a 1:51.3 victory on Aug. 1 at Scioto Downs. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Heart Of Chewbacca is owned by Dennis Owens and Norman Rae Racing. Charlie May, Laughagain Hanover and Hardt At Work will slug it out in the second OSS division (Race 8). Charlie May is undefeated in this series thus far with triumphs in the first two legs in 1:54.2 and 1:53 for owner-breeder Don Tiger and trainer Steve Carter. From just three career starts the brown gelding by McArdle-Stipple Hanover-Western Hanover has earned $115,000 and has been saddled with a tough task in this latest contest, leaving from post ten for driver Danny Noble. Laughagain Hanover will be harnessed by trainer Laura Searway for owners MJ Cimaglio, W. Richardson and RK Gilmartin. This son of McArdle-Laughing Once More-American Ideal sports a bankroll of $55,373 from his victories in Legs One and Two, timed in 1:54.3 and 1:55. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, this bay colt leaves from post three with Tyler Smith at the lines. Trainer Mike Micallef will leave from post five with Hardt At Work. This son of Manhardt, out of the Keystone Raider mare River Bend Raider has garnered $40,050 in earnings for Michigan owners Brett Boyd Racing and Anthony Formosa. Bred by Gene L. Miller, the brown gelding captured Leg One in 1:55.1 before finishing second in Leg Two to Charlie May. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Five Ohio Sires Stakes divisions of freshmen fillies will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate on Friday night, August 7. Two $50,000 divisions of pacing fillies and three $40,000 divisions of trotting fillies are slated to go postward in round three of the four-leg series, with a first race post of 6 pm, ET. Sixteen OSS-eligible pacing fillies passed the Northfield Park entry box, with those events slated as races one and three. Ohio-registered stallions represented in these events include five by first crop sire Racing Hill, three by Well Said and two by Nob Hill High. The stallions Arthur Blue chip, Domethatagain, McArdle, Rockin Amadeus, The Panderosa and Western Vintage are represented by one foal each. In the first OSS pacing division, a trio of previous winners return to wage war, including the Ron Burke trained Summer Touch, who was second in Leg One to the winning Lady Arthur in 1:53.2, and then captured Leg Two in 1:53.4. Owned by Burke Racing, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi, this homebred daugther of Well Said, out of the Real Desire mare Real Touch has amassed $55,000 thus far in her brief career. She starts from post five with Chris Page in the driver's seat. The aforementioned Lady Arthur drew the eight-hole for trainer Dr. Ian Moore and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Owned by Moore in partnership with the RG McGroup and Serge Savard, this daughter of Arthur Blue Chip-April Three-Mach Three was third in Leg Two, beaten only a length, after winning Leg One in 1:53.2. The homebred lass has $52,188 in her coffers from two wins, a second and a third in four career starts. Leg Two winner (1:54.1) Rainy Day Chic starts from post four in this same division for driver Brett Miller, trainer Dan O'Mara and owner-breeder Marjorie Polhamus. A winner of $31,781 lifetime, Rainy Day Chic is by Rockin Amadeus, out of the Always A Virgin mare Fritzie Chic. Sentimental heads up the second pacing division despite drawing the eight-hole for driver Tyler Smith and trainer John Ackley. Bred by Marvin Raber, the daughter of The Panderosa is out of the Nobleland Sam mare Downwyn Kate, and is unbeaten thus far in the OSS series--with a 1:56.1 triumph in Leg One and a 1:53.2 victory in Leg Two. Owned by the CT Stables, LLC, Sentimental sports career earnings of $43,750. Fierce rival Winella Hanover drew the rail for driver Chris Page and trainer Ron Burke. This Racing Hill-Western Duel-Western Hanover lass won Leg One in 1:54.4, but was a disappointing sixth in Leg Two for owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, J. Melillo and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, Winella Hanover has $97,800 in her bankroll. Sentimental is the current leader in the OSS 2-year-old pacing filly division through the first two legs with 102 points; followed by Summer Touch and Leave Her Wild--who are tied for second with 77 points each; followed by Lady Arthur with 65 points; Winella Hanover with 52 points and Rainy Day Chic with 51 points. Among the diagonally-gaited distaffs, the stallions My MVP, Triumphant Caviar and Uncle Peter are represented by four foals each, with Break The Bank K, Cash Hall, Full Count and Southwind Spirit all represented by two foals each. The stallions Coraggioso, Credit Fashion, Dontyouforgetit and Winning Fireworks each have one foal competiting in these OSS contests. The Ron Burke-trainee Merry Ann heads up the first of the three OSS contests for trotting fillies (Race 2) from post five with Chris Page driving. Owned by Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi, this daughter of Southwind Spirit-Witty Girl-SJ's Photo finished second in Leg One in 1:58.2 before winning Leg Two in a career best 1:57.4. The homebred Merry Ann now has two wins and a pair of second-place finishes with $55,200 in career earnings. A Doll Face, who leaves from post seven in this same division, won Leg One in 1:59.4 then finished second to Merry Ann in Leg Two for trainer-driver Kayne Kauffman and owner Doug Millard. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Doll Face is by Dontyouforgetit, out of the Muscle Massive mare Alliomi and has $33,704 in her bank account. Swizzle Hanover is the clear standout in the second OSS trotting division (Race 4), having won Leg One in 1:57.1 and Leg Two in 1:57.4. The daughter of Uncle Peter-Seducedbychocolate-Chocolatier was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms and is owned by trainer Randy Bendis and Reed Broadway. From three career starts Swizzle Hanover has two wins and a second and leaves from post two with Mike Wilder at the controls. Herculisa is an undefeated daughter by My MVP owned by the Jesemeral Stable and leaves from post five in the third OSS trotting test (Race 6). Out of the Andover Hall mare Herculotte, the bay filly won Leg One in 1:58.1 and Leg Two in 1:56.2. Bred by Joe McLead, Billy Walters and Up Front Racing, Herculisa has amassed earnings of $41,812 thus far. Trainer Marty Wollam harnesses Celebrate With Me in this same division from post eight. Kurt Sugg drives the coal black duaghter of Full Count-Glisten Hanover-Andover Hall for trainer Wollam, who ownes her in partnership with Toni Dean. Bred by Marvin Raber, Celebrate With Me has $48,622 in career earnings from two wins and two thirds in four starts. She was third in Leg One to Swizzle hanover and captured Leg Two in a lifetime mark of 1:56.4. Swizzle Hanover and Herculisa are tied for first place in the OSS 2-year-old filly division standings, with 102 points each, followed by A Doll Face and Merry Ann who are tied for second with 77 points each. Celebrate With Me has 64 points with Chip It In next with 57 points, followed by More Spirit and Magic Credit Card with 52 points each. by Kim Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund  

Charlie May, the 3-2 favorite, set a national season's mark in the second of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old harness racing pacing colts on a balmy Saturday night, July 25 at Northfield Park. The youngster was clocked in 1:53 for driver Danny Noble and trainer Steve Carter. Owned by breeder Don R. Tiger, the son of McArdle has amassed $115,000 in his brief career and now has three wins in three starts. Hardt At Work was second at 4-5 odds for trainer-driver Mike Micallef with 12-1 Jackie Moon getting up for third with Chris Page driving. Charlie May, a chocolate brown colt, won OSS Leg One in 1:54.2 for these same connections with a similar, front-stepping effort.   Laughagain Hanover received a perfect steer by driver Peter Wrenn in the first OSS contest, timed in 1:55. The son of McArdle is trained by Laura Searway for owners Cimaglio, Richardson and Gilmartin and also captured Leg One of this series on July 11 at Scioto Downs, stopping the timer in a career best 1:54.3. Laughagain Hanover left the gate at 9-5 odds, finishing a length in front of 3-5 Home Team (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) with Dcrockinmoondancer (Kurt Sugg) third at 9-1 odds. Laughagain now has $40,248 in earnings and is three for three lifetime.   I'm Sorry Man, the 8-1 choice, overcame the leading 2-5 favorite Odds On Pick Six (Peter Wrenn) to capture the third OSS in 1:53.2. Driven by Kayne Kauffman for breeder-owner Matt Rowe, the Mr Apples gelding was third in OSS Leg One and this second round triumph was his first career victory, upping his career earnings to $42,800. Big Money Mike, at 9-1 in the wagering, was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.   By Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

Summer Touch left no doubt she was much the best in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on a steamy Friday night July 24 at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Trained by Ronnie Burke, the daughter of Well Said paced through fractions of :27.3, :57.2 and 1:26.2 before stopping the timer in 1:54.2 for driver Chris Page, who notched his 81st victory of the summer meet at Scioto Downs. Summer Touch, the 7-5 choice, had finished second to Leave Her Wild in Leg One of the four-round series. Leave Her Wild (Mike Wilder) finished second to Summer Touch at 8-5, with She Knows It All (Brett Miller) third at 18-1. The homebred Summer Touch, who is owned by Burke Racing, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi, now has $30,000 in career earnings. Sentimental stole the second OSS filly division for driver Tyler Smith and trainer John Ackley in a new lifetime mark of 1:53.2. The daughter of The Panderosa was bred by Marvin Raber and is owned by the CT Stables of Washington Court House, Ohio. It was her second victory in this series, as she captured her Leg One in 1:56.1. and now has $43,750 in career earnings. The gutsy 25-1 longshot Don't Trip was second with owner-trianer-driver Ronnie Gillespie in the sulky, with even money favorite Lady Arthur (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) third. Rainy Day Chic made her Ohio Sires Stakes debut a winning one for owner Marjorie Polhamus, stopping the timer in 1:54.1 with driver Brett Miller at the lines. Trained by Dan O'Mara, the daughter of Rockin Amadeus made every post a winning one and pushed her career earnings to $31,781 with her third career triumph as the 5-1 choice. Free Thinker, the 1-1 favorite, was second for Chris Page, while 10-1 longshot Lady Sconset was third for Mike Wilder. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

Three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions will feature 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night, July 25 at Northfield Park. These contests are these contests are the second round of action in the four-leg series. Post time is 6 pm, ET. A total of 22 youngsters passed the Northfield entry box for these OSS battles. Ohio-registered stallions represented include four by first crop sire Racing Hill, three by Well Said and two each by McArdle and Pet Rock. Other stallions represented include Art Official, Cheyenne Rei, Domethatagain, Manhardt, Mr Apples, The Panderosa, Rockin Amadeus, Western Vintage, Western Terror, Woodstock and Yankee Cruiser. In the first OSS division (Race 1), seven freshmen sidewinders will line up behind the Northfield gate, including Leg 1 winner Laughagain Hanover, who captured his first OSS in 1:54.3 for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Laura Searway. The son of McArdle is owned by Cimaglio, Richardson and Gilmartin and has $22,248 in earnings. OSS Leg 1 winner Hardt At Work and Charlie May face off in the second division (Race 4). Owned by Brett Boyd Racing and Anthony Fomosa, Hardt At Work is a son of Manhardt conditioned and driven by Mike Micallef. This youngster scored a 1:55.1 triumph at Scioto Downs on July 11 and has two wins in two career starts with $23,750 in earnings. Charlie May is a brown unaltered son by McArdle trained by Steve Carter for Don Tiger. This youngster won his Leg 1 event in 1:54.1 with Danny Noble at the lines in a wire-to-wire effort and sports a bankroll of $95,000 as he also captured the Next Generation Pace at Scioto in his first career start. Odds On Pick Six is the clear standout in the third OSS contest (Race 7), having won Leg 1 in 1:54.2 at Scioto on July 11. Trained by Melanie Wrenn for Odds On Racing, the son of Racing Hill has that win and a second place finish in the aforementioned Next Generation Pace and has accumulated $57,500 thus far in his brief career. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

Twenty-two Ohio Sires Stakes eligible freshmen fillies will go postward Friday night, July 24 at Scioto Downs in a trio of harness racing battles, each sporting a purse of $40,000. This is the second leg of action in the four-round series for the Buckeye State's top Ohio-breds. Ohio-registered stallions represented by progeny in these three races include ten each by first crop sire Racing Hill and Well Said, with three by McArdle and two by Nob Hill High. Stallions represented by one foal each include Arthur Blue Chip, Domethatagain, Pet Rock, Rockin Amadeus, The Panderosa, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. In the first OSS division (Race 2) Leave Her Wild will try to repeat her performance from Leg 1. The daughter of Domethatagain posted a 1:55.1 clocking in that first effort for driver Mike Wilder and owner-trainer Danielle Snyder in her pari-mutuel debut and also has another overnight victory to her credit, with $23,400 in career earnings. A trio of OSS Leg 1 winners face off in the second division (Race 10). Lady Arthur was the fastest of the three with a 1:53.3 score for trainer Ian Moore and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Owned by Moore, RG McGroup and Serge Savard, this homebred daughter by Arthur Blue Chip has $22,738 in career earnings. The undefeated Racing Hill filly Winella Hanover hails from the powerful stable of trainer Ronnie Burke and captured her Leg 1 test in 1:54.4 with Chris Page at the lines. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, J. Melillo and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby, Winella Hanover has $97,800 as she also won a Next Generation Pace at Scioto earlier in the season. Sentimental is a John Ackley-trainee who captured her Leg 1 event in 1:56.1 with Tyler Smith at the controls. Bred by Marvin Raber, this daughter of The Panderosa is owned by the CT Stables and has amassed $23,750 thus far to date. The final OSS contest of the night (Race 12) is more wide open, headed up by Gucci from post one. Owned by Tim Homan, this bay daughter by Nob Hill High is trained by Christi Noble and was a strong second to Winella Hanover in that Leg 1 contest, clocked in 1:55 in her pari-mutuel debut. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

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